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HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

We Are The Champions
A competition so dangerous it hasn't been staged for over 100 years, the Triwizard Tournament is one of the wizarding community's most revered traditions. Three champions – one from each of the largest European wizarding schools – are selected by the enchanted Goblet of Fire to compete for the glory of winning the coveted Triwizard Cup. Once chosen by the Goblet, there is no turning back

The champions may rely soley on their wits and their wands to navigate three perilous phases of the Tournament. The successful completion of each task yields clues to the next, without which a champion has no hope of surviving – let alone winning – the competition.

Harry Potter and his fellow students watch in awe as their peers teem through the Hogwarts halls in advance of the Triwizard Tournament: the graceful and sophisticated girls from the Beauxbatons Academy of Magic, led by the majestic Madame Maxime, and the stoic young men of Durmstrang Institute, headed by the enigmatic Igor Karkaroff.

The Goblet of Fire's first selection is the champion to represent Durmstrang: Bulgarian Quidditch superstar Viktor Krum, a handsome and stoic teen-of-few-words. An exhaustive casting search for a Bulgarian actor with the right look and level of athletic ability led the filmmakers to newcomer Stanislav Ianevski

"Viktor Krum is the best Quidditch Seeker in the world, and he's worshipped by fans and other players,” says Ianevski, who compares Krum to England's beloved Manchester United football star Wayne Rooney "Stan doesn't just look the part, broodingly dark and handsome and athletic, but he can really act,” Newell says of Ianevski, who had never acted before being cast as Krum.

To represent Beauxbatons Academy, the Goblet chooses the lovely and beguiling Fleur Delacour, played by French actress Clémence Poésy (Gunpowder, Treason & Plot, Bienvenue chez les Rozes). "Fleur is very chic and graceful, but she's also quite serious,” Poésy comments.

"Clémence typifies French poise and dignity,” says Newell, "but at the same time she is strong and determined, like Fleur.”

"Clémence is also a very gifted actress,” Heyman elaborates. "She was able to embody the dignified inner strength and fearlessness necessary to be the Beauxbatons Triwizard champion.”

The Hogwarts students are unanimous in their excitement when the Goblet names Hufflepuff golden boy Cedric Diggory as the third Triwizard champion. "Cedric exemplifies all that you would expect the Hogwarts champion to be,” Newell says. "Robert Pattinson was born to play the role; he's quintessentially English with chiseled public school boy good looks.”

"Cedric is competitive, but he's also a nice guy who plays fair and sticks to the rules,” says Pattinson (The Ring).

"He's the archetypal hero who gets the girl – and in this case, my girl!” adds Radcliffe. "But Cedric and Harry ultimately bond through mutual respect and a combined sense of fair play.”

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